Hi, I hope someone may have an answer for my dilemma. I've had my red Alfa 147 5 door hatch for about 6 weeks, beautiful car, but I am very disappointed :sad2: with the paint chips that are appearing along the bottom strip below the doors, around the front bit of the back wheel arch and the bottom strip of the car when the door is open with a few various chips appearing higher up. I have not been on any gravel roads and the car has only been driven to and from work. I am now wondering if the tyres could be the problem. They are the wider low profile style 245/17" or could it be a fault with the red paint. It is a 2008 model with only 27,000klm. The previous owner also only drove it a short distance to and from work and when I bought the car I was aware of only a few little chips around the wheel arch, but since then they have certainly increased. Any ideas, advice much appreciated.