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I am round and I am flat

I can be shiny or I can be matte.

I can be solid or I can be clear

Know the answer yet, my dear?

No? Okay, well here's a hint:

I'm not bourbon, a toad, or a goose or a vent

I don't do well in all kinds of weather

But mostly I manage to keep it together.

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You may be

Adhesive tape!

I am round and I am flat

Tape is typically sold in a roll, which is round. When unrolled, the tape itself is flat.

I can be shiny or I can be matte.

It is sold in a variety of colors. For example, duct tape is often silver (shiny), and painter's tape is a solid color (matte).

I can be solid or I can be clear

In addition to the opaque matte colors, you can have transparent tapes like Scotch tape.

I'm not bourbon, a toad, or a goose or a vent

Scotch tape is not scotch the alcohol, or any drink, such as bourbon.
Adhesive tape is unrolled and extended before sticking to things. A toad's tongue works in a similar way, but a tape roll is not a toad.
Duct tape is sometimes called "duck tape", but it's not a duck (or goose).
The "duct" in duct tape does not actually refer to an air duct (or vent).

I don't do well in all kinds of weather

When wet (and/or exposed to heavy winds), tape can lose its adhesiveness.

But mostly I manage to keep it together.

The purpose of adhesive tape is to keep things held together.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes! Perfect! And the toad part was for "Frog Tape" which is another name for Painter's Tape but it's a little less well known than the others. $\endgroup$ – MMAdams May 26 '17 at 20:56

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