I'm not at all a fan of the stick-on fake wood. I love the real wood center stack that comes in the 2008+ V8s, and as far as stick-on wood goes, yours is pretty nice. I think they went a bit overboard though by putting it everywhere. Even in placed which normally wouldn't be wood. It kind of makes the whole thing look like one big slab of wood and the design features of the center stack are lost. I'm not sure if you've seen the 2008+ wood. Here is a picture in my car. I love the idea though and I will do the same to mine. I wax mine once a year, but haven't done anything beyond that. I never considered claybarring it, but that sounds like a great idea. I wonder what the fake stick-on stuff is made out of since it has to be flexible in order to be applied. The real stuff is actual wood laminate applied to an aluminum backing for rigidity to keep it from cracking. My XC90 came with the stick-on stuff everywhere and I spent my first day of ownership peeling it all off.