Vendor Resources for 6H Petition for Exemption

Several collision repair painting and coating vendors have developed web resources related to the "6H auto body rule" and paint formulas that allow facilities to be exempt from the requirements. The regulatory navigation tool (minor updates pending) can be used in conjunction with this list to determine if an autobody shop can petition for an exemption.

Below are links to vendor-supplied resources. This is not necessarily a comprehensive list, and if you have additional resources that can be added to this page please e-mail If you have compliance-specific questions, contact your state SBEAP.

Akzo Nobel/Wanda

Axalta (formerly DuPont)


Letters regarding 6H-targeted metal content of specific paint formulations

Martin Senour



Sherwin Williams

Sample Petition Form