Color tip of sprial tilt balance

A quick learner from 11801 says:
The original balances are green tipped. You offer red, blue and black tips.
If it's a tossup between two colors I would prefer to go to the more heavy duty.
What would be the color tip replacements of your product?
Thank you, Tony
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Tom from SWISCO responded:

Are you sure you need the Series 600 balance? Your tube is 5/8" in diameter? The thinner S900-18 does come in a green tip, so I want to make sure you begin the identification process on the right foot.

A quick learner from 11801 says:
Hi Ben, I measured a 9/16" diameter with a Vernier caliper.
I understand the 9/16 is commonly called 5/8". I didn't weigh the sash but they were heavy and have 3 panes of glass. Other than cost is there any downside to using the black tip balnces?
Thank you, Tony
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Paul from SWISCO responded:

The S600-18 with a black tip is good for 29 to 40 lb. sashes.  Check the weight of your sash to see if it falls in this range. If so, you can use it.

A quick learner from 11801 says:
Hi Paul, I checked the weight and the sash is 22 lbs. I see that on your web site that the blue will be a better fit. Thanks for the help.
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