I have the same problem. I can buy replacement handles from the dealer or online. However I bet the problem will just return.. Hitting them with bedliner sounds like a great idea.
One question, in order to replace the handles you have to take off the inner door panel correct? I assume that is right since I did not see another way.
2001 TJ Sport...Sienna Pearl...5-speed...RE BB...SkidRow plates...DANA 44...Soft top/Hard Top...Full Doors...LineX..Nates4x4 Bumpers.
* Gone but not Forgotten* 2002 WJ SE Patriot Blue with all the trimmings