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Default Sticky door handle/ rubber residue on glass

I have had an occasional problem with a driver's door handle that sticks, or catches a little when opened from the inside. The dealer's tech couldn't duplicate the problem, but squirted a lubricant (maybe WD-40?) in both front door handle mechanisms. This was several months ago. It did not fix the problem, but did result in a streak down each front door whenever the car gets wet in the rain or when I wash it.
Also, I get a rubber-like residue on the inside of the glass when any of the windows are lowered to a partially open position. I thought this might eventually stop, but I have had the car nearly two years, and it is still evident.
Anybody out there experienced either of these things, and found a solution? Granted, these are not major complaints, and I really enjoy my Prius.
These issues are not related, as the residue has occured since day one, and the sticking door handle is more recent.
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Some lubricants are not compatible with rubber. They may have to remove the inner panel, clean it all up, and replace any rubber parts that have deteriorated as a result of using the wrong materials.

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