my bezel came painted. It was listed as "red" and I half expected it to be fire engine red, however, it is very close to the Toreador (Sangria) Red that my car is. It is a metallic paint, which looks really nice, and it is clear coated. I got it from Ray at www.myfordperformance.com
it is the gear concept bezel surround. I think he may have some of them listed in his clearance items post in the vendors topic in the forum. It is made of a nice high quality plastic, and I am very happy with its quality. I am waiting for winter to get here before I do any painting, that way the humidity will be nice and low and I won't have to wait months for stuff to dry. I intend to paint the vent surrounds, and the door handle trim piece to match the car.