I’m writing here as I’m a new owner to a 1969 Piper Cherokee 140. Upon a recent inspection to the nose cowling, below the propeller and off to the side, I’ve observed some sort of circular gouge in the cowling, maybe an inch or two long. The cowling is secured and not loose and we’ve been flying the plane with no issues. Prior to the purchase the plane had an annual with no issues. I’ve also separately had a prebuy inspection from a different a&p who found no issues. I’m curious, if this is an inspection issue or merely cosmetic as it is not affecting anything. I can provide a photo over the weekend if needed.