CAUTION WHEN USING SUPERZILLA: If Superzilla is being used on any coating, fabric or surface other than bare metal, glass, rocks, bricks or concrete it must be tested first. To test, put a small amount of Superzilla on a non-noticeable area and let it sit for 24 hours in temperatures above 70 degrees F. If it makes the surface sticky or changes its appearance, then wipe Superzilla off and wash with soap and water. Superzilla will work as a lubricant at any temperature. However, due to Superzilla’s plant-based ingredients, it cleans and penetrates faster in warmer temperatures. We recommend using a hair dryer to speed up Superzilla’s cleaning and penetrating action.
TopDuck Products, LLC has successfully used Superzilla to perform the following tasks by following the directions below. Customers may experience different results depending on the surface and the task they are trying to perform.
Penetrating Oil: Superzilla will free rusty nuts, stuck locks, hinges, cables or valves better than any product on the market. As Superzilla penetrates a rusty nut or bolt it is breaking up and removing rust. Superzilla also creeps on metal which helps it penetrate deep into the threads of bolts and nuts, making it ideal for disassembling antique cars, trucks, and tractors. Simply put a few drops of Superzilla on the part and let it sit for several minutes. Then, test the part to see if it is moving freely. If the part is still stuck, let Superzilla sit for 20 minutes and try again. If the part is still stuck after 20 minutes, put Superzilla on the part and let it sit overnight. Superzilla allows stainless steel nuts and bolts to move freely despite their tendency to bind.
Lubricating Oil: Superzilla is more slippery than traditional petroleum-based formulas. It is non-ionic, so it doesn’t attract or retain particles. This allows Superzilla to provide superior lubrication for an extended period of time. When using as a dry lubricant, simply put a small amount of Superzilla on the area and wipe it dry. It will automatically leave a dry coating for lubrication and protection. For use as a wet lubricant, simply add a small amount to the area requiring lubrication and let it work. Superzilla is ideal for use on metal hinges, rollers, locks, gears, chains, cables and valves.
Oil, grease, asphalt & tar: Superzilla will remove old oils, grease, asphalt and tar. When cleaning parts covered with oil or grease, simply apply Superzilla on the area and let it sit to free oil and grease from the part. If there is a small amount of material Superzilla will remove it immediately. If the oils have hardened with time, leave Superzilla on the area for an extended period. For oils on concrete, apply Superzilla and let it sit overnight. Superzilla has a very low evaporation rate so only a small amount is needed.
Cleaning stainless steel: Superzilla will clean stainless steel appliances and leave a perfect finish. First, remove anything containing sugar (pop, chocolate etc.) with a damp cloth, then wipe the surface dry. Next, spray a light coat of Superzilla on a cloth and apply it to the stainless steel surface. After the Superzilla has coated the stainless steel surface, wipe it dry with a cloth or paper towel. Superzilla will not evaporate, so it is important to wipe the surface completely dry. Once Superzilla is dry it will leave a perfect streak-free, long lasting coating on your stainless steel.
Stainless steel nuts and bolts: Superzilla will free stainless steel nuts and bolts that commonly bind. This binding often results in broken bolts. Apply Superzilla to the exposed threaded area next to the nut or on the threaded side of the bolt head. Let Superzilla sit for 20 minutes and then remove. If the bolt or nut is not freed in 20 minutes then let Superzilla sit for a longer period.
Permanent Marker: When removing permanent marker from any material other than metal or glass, it is important to test the surface first to ensure Superzilla will not harm the surface. Once the surface is known to be safe, apply Superzilla to the permanent marker. Let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe clean. If the permanent marker doesn’t come completely off, apply Superzilla for another 20 minutes, then wipe clean. If the marker is still present, allow Superzilla to sit for a longer period. On fabric, once the marker is free of the fabric, apply laundry detergent directly on the Superzilla. Scrub lightly with a brush and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then, scrub again before washing or rinsing with water. The laundry detergent will remove the Superzilla as well as any remaining permanent marker. When permanent marker becomes set into the material like on normal paper, Superzilla will only remove the marker by removing the paper to the level that the marker penetrated.
Ink: Superzilla will clean ink residue from inkjet printers and remove solvent-based inks from fabrics and other surfaces. Before applying Superzilla, test the surface first to be sure it is safe. If the surface is safe, apply Superzilla to the area and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then wipe the Superzilla completely dry as it will not evaporate. For ink on fabrics, Superzilla might need to be left for an extended period of time, the area should be rubbed with a clean cloth. Once it appears to have removed the ink apply soap (laundry or dish detergent) directly on the area. Let the detergent sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with clean water or wash in the laundry.
Crayon, candle wax and scuff marks: Superzilla will remove crayon, candle wax and scuff marks. First, test the surface to make sure Superzilla will not harm or discolor it. Then, apply Superzilla to the area and let it sit for a few minutes. Next, wipe the area completely dry with a clean paper towel or cloth. To remove Superzilla’s protective coating, wash with soap and water. For candle wax on carpeting or fabrics, Superzilla may have to sit overnight to breakdown the wax. If the area is likely to have foot traffic, it is important to cover the area with a rug while Superzilla sits on the surface. Once the wax starts to break down, use a brush to release it from the carpeting. Next, apply a laundry detergent or carpet cleaner directly to the Superzilla and let it sit for 20 minutes. Scrub the area with a brush and then rinse with water or apply water and soak up with a towel. Caution on hard floor surfaces: If Superzilla is being used on a hard floor surface, it is important to remove all the Superzilla with soap and water before walking on the area.
Tree saps: One of the most difficult compounds to remove from clothing or surfaces is tree sap. To remove with Superzilla, first test the fabric or painted surface to be sure it is safe. If the surface is metal or glass no testing is needed. Apply Superzilla to the area and let it sit for 15 minutes. Next, rub the area with a clean dry cloth and the pine sap will come right off. If the sap has been on the area for a long period of time and hardened, then you may need to let Superzilla sit for a longer period to loosen the sap. If the sap is on clothing you will need to remove the Superzilla. This is done by applying laundry detergent directly on the Superzilla and letting it sit for 20 minutes. Then wash the clothing in a washing machine.
Labels and label adhesives: Prior to using Superzilla it is important to test the surface first unless it is bare metal or glass. For paper labels: Apply Superzilla and allow it to penetrate through the label, breaking the bonds of the label adhesive. After 20 to 30 minutes, peel the paper label off. Next, apply Superzilla directly to the remaining adhesive and rub free with a dry cloth. For foil labels: Remove as much of the label as possible. If the label cannot be removed, apply Superzilla around the edges of the label and let it sit. After a period of time, peel the edges back and apply Superzilla under the edges and let it sit. Superzilla will eventually free the label and then the remaining adhesive can be removed. For adhesives: Apply Superzilla on the area and let it sit for 20 minutes. smaller amounts of adhesive will wipe away easily while larger amounts may require another coating of Superzilla prior to wiping clean. It is important to wipe the surface completely dry of Superzilla as it will not evaporate and could damage some surfaces and paints if left for an extended period while wet. Once dry it will only protect and lubricate. To remove the dry coating left by Superzilla use soap and water, then wipe dry.
Rusted nuts: We have been told by many customers that Superzilla is the best product they have ever used for freeing rusted nuts and bolts. In fact, many who restore antique cars, trucks and tractors use Superzilla to free rusted nuts and bolts. Simply put a couple of drops on the threads on both sides of the nut and let it sit for a few minutes. Then remove the nut and/or bolt. If the nut and/or bolt does not want to release then let Superzilla sit on the part for 30 minutes and try again. If it still doesn’t release then let Superzilla sit overnight and remove the nuts and/or bolts easily in the morning. Superzilla will not evaporate so it only takes a few drops. Since Superzilla is made from the plants the warmer the temperature is the faster it will penetrate.
Rust: If the rust has been on the metal for less than a month then Superzilla will remove it relatively quickly. Simply apply Superzilla to the area and agitate it with something that will not harm the surface below such as a cotton cloth. If the rust doesn’t come right off, let Superzilla sit for 1 hour and try again. For rust that is several years old, let Superzilla sit for long periods and then agitate the surface with something that won’t damage the surface. This may take several days or weeks depending on the length of time the rust has been on the part. If the rust has been on the part for a very long time then Superzilla will probably not remove all the rust.
Metals: Superzilla can be used safely on all metal surfaces. It cleans, penetrates, protects and lubricates metal surfaces. If a part has been chromed and the chrome has cracks, it is important to note that Superzilla could get under the chrome and lift the chrome. If the chrome is solid then Superzilla will work fine.
Glass: Superzilla is safe on all glass surfaces and can be cleaned away with any glass cleaner.
Plastic: Superzilla is safe on PETE type plastics or other high quality polymers. However, Superzilla will soften low quality polymers if left moist for an extended period. It is important to test Superzilla first in a non-noticeable area to be sure it is safe prior to using on any plastic. Once the surface has been cleaned, it is important to wipe Superzilla completely dry as it does not evaporate.
Fiberglass and vinyl siding: Superzilla will rejuvenate fiberglass gel coat and vinyl siding that has been oxidized by the sun. However, it is important to apply Superzilla and then wipe it off within 5 minutes. Do not let Superzilla sit moist for long periods on any fiberglass or vinyl surface because it could soften the fiberglass gel coat or the vinyl. In addition, be sure to wipe Superzilla completely dry as it will not evaporate.
Wood finishes: Prior to using Superzilla on any wood finish it is important to test on a non-noticeable area first to be sure the surface is safe to use Superzilla. Once tested, apply Superzilla to the area. Once surface is clean, wipe Superzilla completely dry. It is important to wipe Superzilla completely dry as it does not evaporate.
Cleaning paints and nail polish from carpeting and fabrics: Superzilla will remove paint and nail polish from carpet and fabrics. First test the surface to be sure it is safe to use Superzilla. If the paint is still moist, then apply Superzilla and begin removing the paint with a clean cloth. Repeat this process until all the paint or nail polish is removed. Then clean the area with a carpet shampoo or a laundry detergent. The detergent will remove the Superzilla as well as any remaining paint residue. If the paint or nail polish has been on the fabric or carpet for a long period, then apply Superzilla to the area and let it sit overnight. Prior to removing the nail polish or paint apply another coating of Superzilla and then scrub the stain with a brush. After the stain has been released from the carpet or fabric, apply a laundry or carpet detergent directly to the Superzilla and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then put the item in the wash machine or rinse with water and soak up with a towel.
Removing spray paint from hard surfaces (graffiti): Superzilla will remove most spray paint but we have not found it to harm paint surfaces that have been baked on or powder coated. Regardless it is important to test every surface first. To test put a small amount of Superzilla on an un-noticeable area and let it sit for 48 hours. If Superzilla has not made the surface sticky or changed the appearance of the surface then Superzilla is safe to use. Simply apply Superzilla to the paint spayed out of can and let it sit for several hours. The warmer the temperature, the faster Superzilla will work to break down the bonds of the paint. Once the sprayed on paint gets soft, spray another coating of Superzilla on the area and wipe completely dry. For removing graffiti from bricks and rocks: Apply Superzilla to the paint and let it sit overnight in temperatures above 70 degrees. If the temperature is colder than 70 degrees let Superzilla sit for several days. Then, wash the graffiti off with a power washer. If the temperature remains below 50 degrees Superzilla may not remove the paint until it gets warmer.
Painted surfaces: All painted surfaces must be tested first in a non-noticeable area to be sure Superzilla is safe to use. Once the painted surface is determined to be safe, apply Superzilla to clean the area. When finished it is important to wipe Superzilla completely dry as it will not evaporate. If you need Superzilla's protective coating removed, then we recommend cleaning the surface with a soap and water solution. In our tests, we found that paints baked-on or powder-coated were not affected by Superzilla for short periods. However, it is important to test the product on each surface before use.
Carpets and fabrics: Prior to using Superzilla it is important to test the surface in a non-noticeable area to see if Superzilla is safe. Apply a small amount of Superzilla on the area and let it sit for several minutes. Then scrub with a dry clean cloth. Repeat several times if needed. Once the item is removed, then clean the surface with a carpet cleaner or fabric detergent to remove the Superzilla. CAUTION: If the carpeting has foam backing, it is important not to allow Superzilla to get on this backing because it could destroy the foam backing and bleed to the top of the carpeting.
Cutting tool oil: Superzilla extends the life of cutting tools when used as a cutting tool lubricant. (Since Superzilla is non-hazardous the removed shavings can be sold and recycled as non-hazmat.) Current users say that Superzilla reduced the friction on the cutting tool head by as much as 40% and increased the life of cutting tools by almost double.
Removing red wine: First test the fabric or carpeting following the directions above. Once tested apply Superzilla to the stained area, scrub the area with a brush and let it sit for 1 hour. Apply a liquid laundry detergent directly to the Superzilla, scrub the area with a brush and let sit for 30 minutes or more. Then rinse with water or in the washing machine. If the stain is not completely removed repeat these directions.
Lubricating bicycle chains: Apply Superzilla to the chain let it sit for 2 days. Next apply another coating of Superzilla to the chain and let it sit for another day. By allowing Superzilla to sit, it will penetrate into the pores of the metal providing a very slippery chain. Another way is to remove the chain completely and put the chain in a cup filled with Superzilla. After 3 days, the chain will be very slippery and all the particles will be removed from the chain. If the chain has ever had any lubricant containing Teflon, Superzilla may need to be re-applied. This is because Teflon will build up on the chain and most cleaners and lubricants will not remove the Teflon but Superzilla will, although the chain might get real sticky as Superzilla removes the Teflon. Reapplying Superzilla will remove the Teflon. Once the Teflon is removed the chain will work much easier and it won’t attract the sand, dust or dirt.
Lubricating sliding doors: Apply Superzilla to the rollers on the bottom of the doors as well as to the metal bar guide the door slides on.
Lubricating and freeing stuck locks: Spray Superzilla into the keyhole and let it sit for 20 minutes. Try the key and if the lock isn’t free, apply more Superzilla and let it sit for longer period. If the lock has ever be lubricated with anything containing Teflon, Superzilla may require several applications since Teflon builds up on surfaces and most lubricants can’t remove the Teflon. Superzilla will remove the Teflon but when it does the surface will get real sticky. If this situation occurs, reapply Superzilla until the stickiness is gone.
Temperature range: Superzilla lubricates and protects in all temperature ranges, but it will clean and penetrate faster in temperatures above 70 degrees F.