Often WAY more material is applied to the horizontal surfaces, so the question is, was it painted off the truck, or if it was on, does the cowl at the edge of the hood have the same cracking? If the cracking were to go to the edge of the hood yet the cowl isn't cracking and the hood was painted on, then it HAS TO BE something under the paint on the hood. Figuring out what happened is very hard with out getting all the information. Was the hood painted off the truck but hanging from hooks vertically? When you walk into a shop as a rep looking at a problem you literally are a cop looking at a crime scene and you ask many questions and look at what is in front of you. With just a few words on a forum is pretty tough.