If the paint is peeling there, then it's only a matter of time before the rest starts peeling. I recommend not cheaping out and just get the door repainted. It shouldn't cost you $1000, more like $600 max (probably will be around $400-$500).
Took my car to two body shops and was quoted by both, $900-$1000 to fix the problem. It has taken 6+ yrs for this 2" x 3" oval to peel - I'm not worried about the rest of the door suddenly peeling. It's not that I am "cheaping out", I'm just not putting $1000 into such a minor cosmetic repair on a vehicle that is 7 yrs old. Still hoping the chrome cup solution will Band-Aid the situation until I purchase a new vehicle.