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  1. whatheheck

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    I have a 2006 F430 Spider.

    Driving on the freeway today by Northgate Mall and a flying golf size rock hit my windshield and cracked it.

    Can anyone recommend a local auto glass shop?

    Thanks in advance.

    Dan
     
  2. Raconteur

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    Sorry this happened to you my friend. Hope this gets resolved quickly.
     
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  4. Ak Jim

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    You might call the Ferrari dealer and ask them who they use. Or maybe talk to John at Metropolitan Detail.
     
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  5. whatheheck

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    Thanks my friend and always great to hear from you.

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  6. whatheheck

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    Thanks for the info. Will do.

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  7. whatheheck

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    Will do. Thanks.

    Dan

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  8. Walt Gamble

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    How about Portland? Other than dealer already have their quote...

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  9. whatheheck

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    Thanks everyone for the recommendations.

    I'm here in Hawaii. Will visit Eastside Autoglass when I get home on Tuesday.

    Dan


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  10. whatheheck

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    I read all their online reviews and they are all 5 star / highly recommended so I called them today as Im ready to hire them to replace my windshield.
    Called them today and they said they dont do Ferrari's..................

    I know I can just take it to Ferrari of Seattle but I know they just contract it out to another local glass shop and I prefer to do business directly and support local family owned business owners too.

    Anyone else have any recommendations besides the dealer?

    Thanks in advance.

    Dan
     
  11. kiesan

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    Well don’t I feel stupid sorry man.
     
  12. whatheheck

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    It's all good Kie.

    No worries at all.

    Thanks for trying to help.

    Dan
     
  13. kiesan

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    I asked Mark Israel (owner of Eurotech Bodywerkes in Kirkland) who painted my 930 a couple years back. He said these guys did the glass on my car and Ferrari work is something they do regularly.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Euro-Glass/162223233796068

    Bruce or Jeff are the names he gave me.
     
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  14. ttn27

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    How much is OEM windshield on the 430? Is there any good aftermarket replacement?
    A friend with a 612 who had his windshield replaced recently (cost was almost 5k for an OEM windshield, part and labor).
     
  15. whatheheck

    whatheheck F1 Rookie
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    Excellent! I will contact them soon.

    Thanks!

    Dan

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  16. whatheheck

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    Here's what I learned so far:

    360 and F430 Spider uses the same glass. P/N:65782800.

    Eurospares UK: $1,940.00.
    Scuderia Car Parts USA: 2,185.00.
    Algar Ferrari: 4,139.00

    The above doesn't include shipping charges.

    I saw some aftermarket generic glass in eBay & Google search for about $1K.

    Labor is 2 hours typical.

    Again, I'm fully covered by my insurance. Just educating myself on costs.

    And I prefer to support local family owned glass shops versus dealers who are multi millionaires already.

    And I know most dealers don't actually do windshield replacements themselves. They sub contract it out.

    Dan

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