When I had my Mustang I had tinted tail lights. It is both easy and cheap with the 2005+ Mustangs because the lenses are completely flat. That renders the task as simple as using a quality tint film. When I started looking at the options to tint the lights on the Tacoma, I didn't want the hassle of the compound curves on the lights and I wasn't about to drop 80$ on the AVS covers. I considered using VHT Niteshades, but I wanted to go dark and still be able to reverse it if I had trouble with the local LEOs. I never did with the car, but one never knows.
So what is dark, reversible and easy?
Basically, I coated the taillights with 3 coats of black Dip and then used three coats of the PD Glossifier as I didn't want them matte, but shiny. Turned out better than I hoped for. Light transmission is really good, too; even in the daytime.
Forgive the crappy cellphone pics.
third brake light
Just sharing for anyone else who may be interested. I'm well aware of the other options to achieve this outcome but this is what I went with. Thanks y'all!