Why wouldn't it? But, you should know, the glue in bar tape mainly locates the tape, it is the pressure of the wrapping that mainly keeps the tape in place. Grips OTOH do have extremely powerful cement anchoring them in place. So much so that they usually have to be destroyed to be removed. You don't see many wrapped bar-ends. There might be some foam grips that might fit bar-ends, even if they have to be cut. Some grips have a screw tightened locking collar that makes them easily removable. Forte bar-ends are nice and very reasonable. I can't think of any bar tape that wouldn't be a total waste of moeny and not be a terrible value. What about the bar-ends do you feel would be "more effective" by being wrapped?