How to measure a CC??

I am getting ready to laminate my first board with RR epoxy resin. I have all my stuff together but when it comes to adding the additive F how do i measure a CC? I have see some plastic syringes that have the measurement but I cant find where i can purchase any?? Any help here?

Most fiberglass supply stores sell small clear plastic mixing cups with both cc’s and oz’s marked on them. You can definitely order them through fiberglass supply stores over the net.

10mls = 1cc

I prefer to measure Epoxy by weight, that way you dont get any ratio errors from the hardener that sticks to the sides of the measuring cup.

Greg might be able to tell you the best way to measure.


1cc = 1mL!


RU sure?

cc = cubic centimetre, a box with all sides 1cm

ml = millilitre 1/1000 of a litre.

I think we need to ask the audience on this one, got no friends to phone, 50/50 wont work.

1cc = 1mL

i went to the medicine cabinet and grabbed one of those little cups that comes with the cough syrup…it has the measurements on it.

Thanks mate, that’s why I weigh it. And to think I used to be a nurse too…never used cc’s anyway

wow, that’s a scary thought. so if someone tells you to give me “X” cc of morphine, and you measured it out in mL (on your scale)…i’d either wind up very happy or very dead. eh…it’s worth the risk.

I recommend a glass syringe or a small 4oz measuring glass, find them at Walmart cooking untensils section. I tried several plastic syringes and flavor basters all of them melted when additive F touched it. Stuff is pretty reactive.


1 teaspoon(the small spoon) is 5 cc

1 tablespoon( the bigger spoon) is 15cc

1 fluid ounce is 30cc

Buy a syringe medicine dispenser at a drug store.

Easiest way is with syringes. I get mine from an agricultural supply, used for farm animals. Lots of different sizes, and you can get large needles there too, for injecting resin into those tricky dings and small delams.

In the past I got them from the pharmacy, but sometimes you get strange looks from the staff.


scientific suppliers and medical suppliers should have them. [that’s what I use , anyway]

cheers !


1cc=1ml hicksy …I am SERIOUSLY worried about those bases you moulded for the bonzer runners in epoxy , now you told me that …not another *&^$#!!! shattered base , I hope ??

You guys make me doubt, but I’m pretty sure Hicksy is right: 1 cc is 1 cl and 1 cl is

10 ml. So 1 cc is 10 ml. Or am I wrong?

Open google and type 1cc to ml or l or whatever…They have a very good converter!!

Forget what I said. I was never any good at maths, anyway… Sorry guys…

As the ultimate authority, may I refer you to the:

“Handbook of Chemistry and Physics”

This reference has long (I got my copy in 1961 and it is the 43rd edition, updated anually) been considered the “bible” of reference books of measurement, material properties, etc.among physicists and chemists (and affectionally referred to as the “Rubber Handbook”, since it is published by The Chemical Rubber Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio).

In the section relating various measures of volume, you will find that those of you who voted for 1 ml = 1cc are almost correct (certainly “good enough for government work”).

According to the handbook, 1 liter of water is the volume of pure water at 4-deg Celsius and 760 mm of pressure which weighs 1 kilogram. By this definition, 1 liter = 1.000027 cubic decimeters = 1000.027 cubic centimeters.

Therefore 1 ml = 1.000027 cubic centimeters.

However, I agree with Hicksy…the most accurate means of achieving an accurate ratio is by weighing (weigh resin, compute required weight of hardner, add hardener to resin until reaching proper weight). This is especially true when dealing with small volumes (where the surface to volume ratio becomes large).

I don’t know if this is still standard practice, but it certain was the technique used by builders of homebuilt aircraft back when I was involved in that, and it is pretty easy to build a sufficiently accurate beam balance out of wood and (hardened) steel wire/rod.


1cc=1ml 10cc=10ml 10ml=1cl

One centi liter is 1/100 of a liter or 1 liter = 100 cl

one milli liter is 1/1000 of a liter or 1 liter = 1000ml

milli and centi are latin prefixes

Hope I got it right!

Good luck

metric sys is so easy…the power of 10…

there are 1000 cm or ml in a liter


Erik - you right on target. An ‘empty’or ‘solid’ cube with sides measuring 1 centimeter, has the exact capacity or volume of 1ml or 1cc.


Herb Bean

If you use a plastic syringe, make sure you measure fast and squirt it right back out…the plastic is definitely not Additive F friendly.