Here is the information I was looking for regarding the door panels:
"SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Automotive Components (IAC) received the 2013 TPO Innovation Award for its innovative SmartFoil™ solution on the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The award was presented during today's Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference in Troy, Mich. The leather-like material makes its market debut on the lower door panels on one of 2014's most highly anticipated and popular new vehicles, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
"Receiving SPE's TPO Innovation Award is a true testament to the innovation and ingenuity portrayed by our entire IAC team as we create innovative solutions for our customers," said Maurice Sessel, senior vice president of engineering at IAC. "This recognition, coupled with the fact that the technology is making its application debut on the 2014 Corvette Stingray, represents our ongoing efforts to challenge the norm and develop new materials. We are striking a balance between improved interior durability, while maintaining a luxurious look and feel that virtually all vehicles strive to offer."
SmartFoil is a TPO (thermoplastic olefin) material that provides improved craftsmanship and luxury, while providing up to a 10 percent weight savings over traditional solutions. SmartFoil's leather-like durable top coat improves scratch, scuff and mar resistance, and is designed specifically for vehicles with low entry/exit points like the Corvette. SmartFoil's A-surface material has an excellent grain definition and a vacuum-form feel at a similar cost to soft-touch paint.
Furthermore, the eco-friendly material eliminates the traditional adhesive process, as the sheet is bonded to the resin during a one step molding process. While reducing assembly time and cost, this process produces an appealing and durable finished component with in-mold grain, adding luxury to the Corvette's sporty interior. "
airdale182, unfortunately from your experience it seems like SmartFoil did not do what it was supposed to. Isn't this the area on the door you were talking about? Might want to mention that to your dealer next time in.