The chrome on the handlebars was good and no major defects or dents/scratches. The only thing that seems to need to be replaced is the rubber handles.
When I removed the brake lever, I saw that there were traces of a collision damage. This must be repaired without damage the chrome.
At the bottom was missing a bit of an edge. The hole must be repaired. I think I need to weld it with a little edge and "rechrome" the handlebar.
All aluminum parts were a bit dull and scratched.
After polishing, it looks much better. I like it when you can still see some scratches. The parts are over 60 years old! This way, you can see that the parts are original but still new.
The light switch was missing a button. I bought a new button/switch and replaced it, cleaned everything and it was as good as new.
The color of the switch was very worn, everything else was in great condition. I sanded all defects and ...
...now it is painted. The result was perfect.
If you count the job and rechrome the handlebar, it should cost more than buying a new one. So I bought a complete handlebar. All I did was to add new cork at the end of both handlebars and assemble everything.
Had to make some minor adjustments, but most of the parts had a good fit. The result is perfect!