Don't understand this.
The OP has already said they work fine.
So, if your forks looked worn, but they still performed fine - you'd bin them?
More money than....?
Well, no. But you'll replace all the seals, as they've let in dirt and the oil has turned to brown water, so they feel like rubbish.
But as the stanchions are so worn, they don't marry up to the wiper seals, so they let your new oil out, and dirt back in, which ruins your new internal seals, and your forks either stop working or feel like rubbish again.
You could lacquer them, but your results will properly vary, as you'll mess up the sizing between the bushes and the stanchion, as I'm assuming that lovely destruction is present all down the stanchion.
More money than sense is spending £30 servicing them every few muddy rides, than buying a cheap fork from Merlin for £130 that works properly.
Each to their own though, but I prefer a fork that works as intended, rather than by the magical properties of grit and mud lubing my stanchions