Unfortunately, paint wearing off of the door handles seems a common
problem. It was starting to happen to my 2002 Sonata. The worst
example I saw was a Kia Optima that had lost most of the paint on the
door handles. When I saw that Optima and noticed a couple of bad
places on my car, I immediately put a couple of additional coats of
carnuba wax on the handles. This seems to have helped prevent the
problem from growing worse.
If you have the painted alloy wheels, you may also want to put a good
coat of wax on them. This is another area where the paint wears off.
I also wax the headlights to protect them from scratches and hazing. I
learned the hard way on my 1996 Avenger to never use Windex or similar
products on modern headlights.
GeoUSA, moderator, www.HyundaiExchange.com