Installing a Deadbolt Strike Plate Onto a Metal Doorjamb

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Hi,

I was almost done installing a new deadbolt into our door. I finished the installation of the actual deadbolt setup into the door and was going to move on the strike plate. I had everything lined and and started to drill. As I began to drill, I suddenly relialized that my doorjamb was made of metal. I can probably make the hole big enough to fit the bolt but how in the world am I supposed to make the plate flush so that the door can close? Am I out of luck on this one?

Thanks,

Leon

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