Can anybody recommend a decent hose nozzle? I want something with rubber on the end so it won't chip the paint if I get clumsy. Not too expensive either, please, so that leaves out the one from Griot's Garage.
I bought the "Bon-Aire" nozzle (a long time ago) and continue to use it today. It has endless dial-able spray patterns (by rotating the head) and shuts off when reaching the full right or left rotation limits. It is surrounded in heavy rubber for useability and protection. I see it costing $16 on Amazon. Maybe better priced at other sources. Then again this might be to much money, for what you had in mind. But I think it is a super (fire type action) nozzle.
According to recent reviews, Bon-Aire cheapened their nozzles so that the new ones break within a year.
Adams was out of stock on the shutoff valves for their nozzles. So I went to the local Do It Best hardware store to look at shutoff valves.
At the hardware store I saw a plastic hose nozzle with dial on sale for $3.79. I said screw it, for only $3.79 I'll try it. It works fine so far. I can't find that nozzle on the doitbest website so it may have been a one-time promo item.