So, I have a bike that needs to be registered. The issue is that the VIN number that is stamped on the frame is illegible. The frame of the bike was powder coated prior to my ownership. Should I try to sand off the portion over the VIN or attempt to contact the state and get a new VIN (the power coat is deep, I'd be sanding with a block in a very awkward place to have to sand - under the right handle bar - and it'd probably take a few hrs)? I already tried to take it to DMV who referred me to CHP. CHP told me to get paint remover (which I don't think works for a power coating?) and then come back (which at that point I'd go straight to DMV - if I can read the VIN then I would imagine DMV could). Anyone have success in removing a powder coat fairly easily or in getting a new VIN?