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Just got a pre-owned 2017 Elantra Limited. Found the car that matched the exact color and packages (Tech and Ultimate) that I wanted at a decent prize.

However...for whatever reason, I guess the owner didn't take great care of the door pulls? The driver and passenger side have a bit of peeling on the trim, anyone have any suggestions on fixing/covering it up? I thought about just getting a replacement for it, but I don't know if there's a way I can just get those parts instead of buying the whole door...Gray-colored interior if that matters.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I hope you thoroughly checked your new car.
That picture puts me in a frame of mind that that the previous owner didnt really take care of his car.

But its odd that its peeled like that?
The easiest way of course to just replace the whole panel, but what are the odds of finding the same car in the junkwards?

Maybe contact a few body shops and ask around to see if theres something they can do about it?
 

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I also have the grey interior and I also bought my car used and the door panel is peeling in the same spot I really hope I can find a solution to this
 

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Doesn't necessarily mean the previous owner didn't take care of the vehicle. All it means is that he subconsciously picked at it as he or she drove or waited. You know your mother used to say "don't pick at that." He/she didn't listen to mother.
 

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My 2017 has a chip in the material in the same spot as the 2nd picture (also on passenger door). Not entirely sure how it got there, but seeing as it's just my wife and I (no kids, dogs in crate, etc), I don't think that it's a very high quality material. I'm already expecting to have to replace it sometime down the road.
 

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I'm having the same problem and would like to repaint that piece. I can't locate interior paint to match. Any ideas? Will that section come off without taking the whole door panel off?
 

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I have the same problem with my 2017 value edition, the dealer painted the part before receiving my car but it is stating to peel again.
 

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For what it's worth, this is the kind of "soft touch" coating material that coats a lot of plastic interior parts in German cars; seen the finish in VMs and MBs alike. I've never been a huge fan of it (or piano black things) BECAUSE they scratch so easily and sometimes peel. In two years, mine never peeled. But mine were black, and, I never rested my hands or wore the kind of jewelry that scratches. I was cautious about my wedding ring not tapping or dragging against anything. I also wiped it down periodically with a microfiber cloth, and gave it interior detailing at least twice a year. I also tend to hold the wheel steady with my left hand, and rest my right arm on the arm-rest. So really my driver door didn't get a lot of wear on it at all to begin with.

Again, just an anecdote to add. Nothing more. It's not a great feeling when a car is barely 3 years old and something that high-touch starts to peel. At least with the Germans, it just scuffs and scratches up, or wears away and looks shiny and rough. But not like you've seen, there. And from what I can see of the worst parts of the scratching and peeling, it appears someone wore a lot of rings because of how you grab the handle to open and close the door... and if you think about how you rest your arm ON the arm-rest... there's going to be a lot of rubbing along those edges. I would agree with others in saying that the person probably compulsively picked at it, in addition to jewelry damage.

If you're inclined to paint it yourself, clean any existing oil off of it with a GENTLE cleanser (think very weak dish soap or very diluted all-purpose cleaner such as 409) and then scuff it up good with a fine grit sandpaper. Then paint over it with... whatever is appropriate. Can't recommend anything as I've never painted interior bits before, though I'm sure YouTube has some information. There's no removing the finish off the plastic, because uh.. you'll remove the plastic ITSELF with it...
 

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has anyone bought that part from Hyundai? or know where i can get it?
I ended up going to Fibrenew, which is a chain upholstery replacement service. To my knowledge, there's no way of ordering just the panel and you'd have to replace the entire door if you want to get rid of it. I got it done in September and it still looks like as good as the day it was done. Pretty happy with the results, if you want to see for yourself.
 

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I ended up going to Fibrenew, which is a chain upholstery replacement service. To my knowledge, there's no way of ordering just the panel and you'd have to replace the entire door if you want to get rid of it. I got it done in September and it still looks like as good as the day it was done. Pretty happy with the results, if you want to see for yourself.
that looks really good, how much did they charge you? there is one fibrenew about one hour from my house
 

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that looks really good, how much did they charge you? there is one fibrenew about one hour from my house
They fixed the driver's side for $150 and the passenger side for $90. Not super cheap, but it was better than looking at that eyesore every day. You may have to explore multiple areas... for whatever reason, they weren't able to service it at my local one, but they were able to do it nearby where I work.

That is actually looking very promising. Is it the same soft touch finish as OE part?
So it's color-matched, re-dyed, and top coated, so it's a glorified paint job. It feels a little gritty since it's basically painted and finished over, but it definitely doesn't feel cheap and it hasn't chipped since I got it.
 
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