Some day if I can find the photo I'll show a bunch of plates I have restored. One thing to remember is the colors have to be correct. I have found also that if it says they are red that is the color to use, not ruby or sunset or other fancy name. the dark yellow is safety yellow like used on road stripes and curbs. A light blue/gray for a 1918 plate I found in a rattle can called colonial blue. the back sides of many vintage Oregon plates were left in a drab primer I believe and I use cam or flat olive drab. If needed I have a color description sheet for Oregon plates.