For the Front Lock Carrier on Ford vehicles Ford have advised that repairing and painting are not valid operations. The European Data Centre have advised that these buttons are being removed from the system and have issued the following statement:
The front end panel (guide-no 0930) is made of plastic with metal core. It is not possible to repair this part.
On brand new cars this part is painted because it is mounted on the body shell which is painted completely in the factory. But, if this part is replaced by a new one, it is not necessary to paint the new one.