147 - Lower door seals wearing paint of door sills
Recently purchased a 04 plate 147 from my local Alfa dealership in Essex. (Toomey Afla - Westcliff on Sea).
Whilst washing the car last weekend, I noticed that the paint seems to be wearing down to the primer in the areas where the door lower seals touches the door sills and b' pillars. Although the wear is only visible on very close inspection of the door sills. Over a long period of time, I could see issues with the sills rusting!
On close inspection, the lower door seals seem to attract grit and dirt from the road, like a magnet. Making the lower door seals abrasive, and causing the seals to wear paint away on contact with door sills.
I took the car back to the dealership yesterday, for the warranty guy to inspection. Today, the Alfa dealership phoned me, saying that the Alfa warranty doesn't cover the paint wear caused by the dirt and grit on the lower door sills.
Has anyone else experienced this problem on there 147 Alfa’s, or am I just a one off case?
I would appreciate any advice.