Not to be a jerk, but how would you phrase that to the dealership.......
"um...yeah.... I used a heat gun and purposly took off the letters.....and then used chemicals on the paint. You should fix it. After all, it's your fault!"
Office space style:
Subee paint sucks. Three certainties in life. Death. Taxes. And Subaru paint sucks.
This one will come out of your pocket bud. Sorry.