24" 3/8 Balance with black tip

A quick learner from Anaheim, California says:
The 24" pair of balances I am replacing definitely have a black tip. They are about 20+ years old. The picture of the replacement shows a red tip. Please assist in clarifying this difference.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
It would depend on the weight of your sash. Can you please confirm what that is? You can determine this by placing the sash on a scale. Can you also confirm the diameter of the tube? If your tip is black, I wonder if it might actually have a 5/8" diameter. They don't make a 3/8" balance with a black tip.
A quick learner from Anaheim, California says:
I went ahead and ordered the 24", 3/8 red tip balance. I am gambling that 20+ years ago these balances were not color coded. I will share the outcome, and the weight of the sash, after I install the balances.
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