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If you want to try, I'd use the velox first and then rim tape second.
But, if the hole in the tube matches the location where the spoke is poking through, then the proper solution is not to keep putting more layers over sharp points. The tube is under pressure and possibly will stretch to fill in all available voids. Rim tape helps with ridges, and reducing the sharp offsets and edges that can slice tubes open. But they don't do well in protecting against points. Over time, points eventually work through. If you have spokes poking through, you might try to cut and grind them relatively smooth, and then get the proper width rim tape/rim strips for coverage. I've seen spoke caps for inside the rim too, which can work, especially with sticky rim tape that will hold it in place. But it's hard to beat a wheel that has the proper length spokes to start with.