I'm sorry to hear that you're going through tough times DRM.
Me too. In the span of a day I had to completely rearrange my priorities. I've only driven my Mustang twice in the past month or so.
Life. It will throw you curve balls until the very end.
We'll just have to work through the problems and keep moving forward.
Normally, rims have a clear coat sprayed on them, so that will have to be redone after the scratch is removed. Depnding on how deep the scratch is, you will need to use some metal polishing compound and, maybe, very fine grit sandpaper to remove the scratch. As long as it's not too deep, you will be able to remove it. It's just going to take some "elbow grease"...