I may take my faceplate and try and do something artistic with it. I imagine a nice coat of primer on it would give you a nice blank slate to work with, or am I wrong?
As long as it is made for plastic. I was painting my sun-bleached windshield wipers once with paint I poured into a plastic bowl and set on my hood. Luckily I put newspaper down because the paint ate through the bottom of the bowl! So beware. I think the paint says on the bottle/can whether it is safe for plastics.