The 1st and last car I had fully blasted the guy just used heavy (or multiple?) layers of duct tape on the V.I.N. ,Cowl tag,door lock and handle holes (windows were just rolled down, yes very “crunchy” sounding window mechs after that). Just me but I never have and never plan on removing any V.I.N. tags on a car. Probably never would be an issue if replaced with correct rivets and doesn’t leave tell tale factory paint line misadjustment or rivet shavings in dash harness if scoped from the underside. Main reason though is if I am standing there with a drill contemplating doing such a thing and I think “Could this EVER cause problems for me down the line and have someone beating on our house door, I don’t do it. Paranoid? Yes. Anyone (other than wife with load of groceries heh heh) ever come beating on our door? Nope Better safe than sorry.