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Unhappy bodywork warranty

I recently noticed what looks like corrosion under the paint finish in the rear panel just above the rear window (2005 Clio 1.2 Extreme 4). Otherwise the bodywork is immaculate (and I really mean immaculate). Yesterday I had the car inspected at a Authorised Renault facility. It transpires that there is evidence of paint overspray on a small section of the window rubber seal where the inspector believes the area has not been properly taped during what he calls a "blow in" . I can see exactly what he means, but I am astonished since I bought the car from New (7 delivery miles on the clock) and it has never had any bodywork/paint repairs. All services and timing belt replacements have been done according to Renault service recommendations at Approved Renault Network workshops ie a full service history within the Renault Network. I am waiting on Renaults consideration of my problem, but am concerned that some sort of unauthorised repair has been carried out by the Renault Dealership (Now defunct) prior to delivery of my Clio. At least that is what the inspector believes. This seems to make sense since the Renault workshops carring out sevicing of my Clio never had the car for any longer than 3-4 hours at a time. I should point out that the car was sold as a pre registered car, registered by the dealer 8 days before I took delivery and the car re- registered by me in my name. I fully expect Renault to decline my claim for waranty work on the basis that an undocumented, unauthorised repair of some kind has been carried out even though the only work done to the car has been carried out during manufacturers recommended servicing within the manufacturers Network (Renault). Has anyone had similar experience and can anyone advise me on the best way forward in the likely event that my claim will be rejected by the manufacturer?
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