Removing the stamp on a bulb

Just a really quick question: Is there a way to remove the stamp on the bottom of a light bulb (you know, the bit that says the number of watts and the manufacturer) without damaging the bulb?
Thanks for the reply.

Kiteman2 years ago
Have you tried warm soapy water and a gentle scouring pad?
TashaDax (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
I did indeed. It refused to budge :(
Next, try solvents - start with acetone (nail varnish remover), or a drop of WD40.
TashaDax (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Turns out it needed some vigorous rubbing with a steel scouring pad, as opposed to the one that comes on the back side of a sponge and after that some detergent, because (for some reason) the letters leave a greasy marks on the back. Thanks for the help :)
ChrysN2 years ago
I think it varies with the type of bulb some come off easily. Try steel wool.
iceng2 years ago
In the US the Volts & watts are glazed into the top of the glass.
After years they become so very faint that it becomes hard to read..
So I would surmise prolonged heating could help remove the text.