What do you guys think??
I had mine covered in SuedeTex about a month ago when I had my headliner done. have not had any wear issues. usually when I pull my door closed my hand is on the back of the handle anyway. teh only wear i would get is if my leg or butt rubbed up against the handle while driving. so far this has not been an issue, but a couple more BBQs and it mightrotflrotflThe only draw back is that it doesn't have those knobs to hold it in place so I used the 3M double side Tape to hold it down. Had to make some mods to make it fit right but it's actually sitting in there tightly. If you just put the double side tape without the back support it's not as strong as putting something behind it. I ended up removing the screw's and fabricating a piece for the back side and the CF parts are taped to that. I'm sure if lotus uses tapes to hold my back seats in place the double side tape should be strong enough for this small part!!
Lotus noob : I see more tear on my current crappy plastic piece than I could expect to have on my CF part. You're going to have wear and tear regardless of what material you use for the door handle.
Same as the Audi forums, I continue to be in the small minority who is completely put off by carbon fiber. It just screams 1990's teenage tuner car to me.