** how do you recommend repairing it. **
If just a painted panel, sanding and repainting. There are appliance touch-up paints available (see the following link) in either small fingernail polish size bottles or spray cans. You could also have it painted professionally either electrostaticly in your home or by taking the door (or whole fridge) to a local autobody shop.
LINK > Appliance Touch-Up Paints
The Appliance Information Site
[This message has been edited by DanO (edited March 11, 2003).]