I inherited a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix from my grandfather, and I am trying to restore it to ride-able condition. The steering tube and seat tube both have a substantial amount of rust in them, and I am wondering how to get it off.
Now before you tell me to check the forums, I have collectively spent about two weeks worth of time reading forums on here about how to remove rust, and I have gotten a barrage of different methods, and am thoroughly confused and how and what to use. Also, take 15 mins and try to find a thread that talks specifically about removing rust from seat and/or steering tubes.
Also, the rust, by and large, is confined to the seat and steering tubes. I am looking for a way to specifically target those areas. If that is not feasibly possible, I am open to submerging the frame in a "bath". My only concern with the bath tactic is possible damage to the paint from the rust cleaner.
I have three cats and a dog at my house, so whatever I end up using, I want it to be 100% pet-safe.