I bought a S40 back in May... and I already put a bad gash into the door\nwell area. Basically my seat belt hit the paint and it chipped badly.\n\nMy 2001 Honda Accord had extremely durable paint that didn't seem to paint\n- but the Volvo seems to chip really easily.\n\nIs the paint soft on the new Volvos? I've read in web forums that other\npeople are expericing similar problems as me.\n\nBTW, any good tips on fixing a 1" chip? I ordered a Volvo paint touch up\npen - anything else I should use? I found some instructions online that\nrecommended sanding, etc - is this all required?\n\nThanks.