Thanks for all the feedback so far - (BTW, Floeschke is with me of course - it is her car). Renault customer service has indeed confirmed that the paint is water based for environmental sake (So indeed, we went to both the dealer and to the regional Renault customer service). Not much use though if the environment subsequently can destroy your car
Anyhow, We would still consider this normal use of the car and it is our belief that this should fall under warranty..... As for the inside, also there Renault made the remark that this could be caused by the seat belt. This is probably not the case since there are also spots where the seat belt cannot reach - looks rather like bad finishing to me.... On top of that, we really have the first batch here. The car was pre-ordered so it's really the first series. If the paint is that bad, many more owners should see and report the problem - if however something else was wrong during production like, the base (primer) layer was not completely dry or contaminated => the metallic surface paint did not stick...???? Would that also be a feasible explanation???