Originally Posted by 94 2.3
well i just have the 94 xl so it has the grey metal bumper and in the back it has a somewhat black bumper but i want to make it darker and as for the valence i plan on taking that off and getting a 4x4 one in the future
Get a scuff pad at Home Depot or a paint store if you have one locally. (Scotchbrite pad or similar) A Grey one would be the best for what you are doing. Take that, some dishsoap and water and scuff the bumper up until its uniformly scuffed and non glossy. Rinse it off really well to get rid of all the soap and dry it off with some paper towels. Clean the surface with some wax and grease remover (or acetone if thats all you have, itll work but it might streak).
From there you would use your favorite paint. Now, is it automotive paint that you want to use? or a spray bomb? Spray bomb at this point would just involve masking off what you dont want black then painting it. Real car paint would be more expensive, and would require a few more steps in the actual application process. Its more durable though, but Im not sure exactly what you are after.
Theres a place for budget, and theres a place for a higher quality job. Neither is wrong, but its dependent on what you expect as an end result.