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Old 06-07-2010, 05:53 AM   #1
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Hi, i'm interested in picking up an Orange C6. Can someone tell me the diff bet
'05 71 Sunset Org Pearl,
'06 71 Daytona Sunset Orange
'07 83 Atomic Orange
there aren't many around to look at, and I can see the diff in photos,

it appears there weren't many ordered in Orange and thus it was discontinued after many years

any opinions on which Orange looks the best

thanks for your help,
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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DSOM is a darker shade than AO
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:46 AM   #3
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In 2008 they stopped using the tinted clear coat with Atomic orange due to limitations at the factory on how many tinted clear coats they could handle at a time. You can see the difference if they are next to each other, but otherwise it is difficult to tell.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:01 AM   #4
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any opinions on which Orange looks the best

thanks for your help, [/QUOTE]

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Don't know about the best, but I really like atomic orange.

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Old 06-07-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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Hi, i'm interested in picking up an Orange C6. Can someone tell me the diff bet
'05 71 Sunset Org Pearl,
'06 71 Daytona Sunset Orange
'07 83 Atomic Orange
there aren't many around to look at, and I can see the diff in photos,

it appears there weren't many ordered in Orange and thus it was discontinued after many years

any opinions on which Orange looks the best

thanks for your help,
Sunset Orange Pearl was not a color for the 2005 Corvette.

The colors on the current Corvette for orange have been 2005, 2006 Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic and 2007, 2008 and 2009 Atomic Orange. There was no orange color on the 2010 and for 2011 Inferno Orange will be the new color. This is the same orange that is currently available on the new Camaro. As far as a comparison between the Daytona Sunset and Atomic here are a few comparison photos taken by forum members Leo the Lion and AnotherYellow.

Daytona was a dark metallic sort of a copper, almost a burnt orange. Atomic is a brigher shade of a metallic orange.

Daytona in the foreground.

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Daytona on the left.

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Old 06-07-2010, 10:58 AM   #6
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Seems like both owners of the DSOM and AO both love their car colors. If you like them both, the DSOM will end up being cheaper because the 05-06 cars are cheaper than 07-09. I thought the DSOM had too much red in it so I got the AO and I love it and imglad I got this one. If you can go to a car show with corvettes you should, because both these paints look so much better in person.

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Old 06-07-2010, 11:19 AM   #7
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Sitting side by side, it is clear that the ATOMIC ORANGE is much more noticeable. Go AO
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:59 PM   #8
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You cant go wrong with either color. My screen name will tell you which one I chose.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:22 PM   #9
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I like DSOM just fine but I LOVE Atomic Orange.

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Kamikaze eh?
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:34 PM   #12
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This is another pic of Atomic Orange, and as you can see it shades from light to darker depending upon how much light is hitting it.

Either color of orange makes for a good looking and fairly uncommon car.



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Old 06-07-2010, 09:15 PM   #13
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:48 PM   #14
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Someone say DSOM
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Sitting side by side, it is clear that the ATOMIC ORANGE is much more noticeable. Go AO
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:48 PM   #16
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from the OP, hey guys, this is an awesome site, thanks for all the help, I can tell the diff bet DSOM and AO now. great pics, keep em coming! I may pick up the '08 I've been looking at but it's 6,000 mis away right now, mahalo
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:27 PM   #17
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Kamikaze eh?
Either the OP didn't get it or chose not to reply, but I understand why a user name so similar to Divine Wind would **** off a U.S. Navy man. Maybe the OP should get Atomic (Hiroshima) Orange -- might be fitting.
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