Mark Ess and the Tale of 55 Wheels

The Power of the Stripe-It-All Tool


From across the pond, Mark Ess at Hi-Lite Signs in Lincolnshire, UK had a big task.  He needed to install rimstripes on a stable-full of magnesium Marchesini racing wheels.  Having heard about the Stripe-It-All Installation Tool and after having watched the videos of the tool in action, Mark ordered one through our Amazon marketplace.

We received his order for a single Stripe-It-All tool. Since there's no direct line of contact between Tapeworks and our Amazon customers, we sent Mr. Ess a message through the Amazon website, letting him know what we're always looking for pictures of the end results.

Cheers Rob

Feel free to use the attached pictures. They’re not brilliant, just phone shots. The tool was used to install 6mm stripes to 55x wheels for [a major British Superbike] team. (so 110x stripes!)

This would have been a serious headache job without it!!




We had NO IDEA that Mark needed to install rimstripes on 55 wheels! That's 110 stripes!!

Mark was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about the tool and what he thought about it:

How did you prep the wheels?

”The wheels were prepped by wiping with Isopropanol Alcohol.”

Did you install the rimstripes with the wheels laying flat on a table?

”No, we found it easier to put the wheel in a manual balancing stand. This allowed us to turn the wheel with one hand, whilst using the striping tool with the other in one smooth movement. The same could be done by lifting the bikes wheels with a paddock stand or similar to allow the wheels to turn. ”

Did you need to read the instructions?  If so, were they clear

”Yes the instructions were very clear. ”

Was the tool simple to set up for your application?

”The tool was simple to set up, and a technique was quickly established. Each stripe could then be completed in about 2 minutes, including mounting and dismounting the wheels and trimming either side of the wheel manufacturers logos.”

Did you need to experiment very much?

”Very little. Sometimes it was easy to rush with so many wheels to stripe, but when done smoothly and calmly, the result is a perfect stripe every time! ”

Mark told us, "This would have been a serious headache job without it!!"